[UPDATED] Permanently Marked "Poor:" In one unreadable chart: the 80 plus govt programs to help low income families.

I am rather perturbed by the rip on the Furniture Bank. I am a long time donor at an elevated level. I have been most impressed by their operation. They are what a charity ought to be, private, privately funded, and local. Indeed they are to me a model for abolishing all "welfare systems". It is possible that some of the clients have not been angles. Actually it is certain. Nonetheless, as the tax funded system collapses, the country will need a lot more Furniture Banks, and less of the Congressional fustercluck pictured above.

Posted by Fat Man at December 6, 2015 7:53 PM

Fat Man,I stand with you. I spend 2 days a week working at a similar local charity. Zero percent taxpayer money. One of the bylaws forbids holding more than 2 months budget in the bank. Yes there are those who take advantage but even they have so pathetically little. But when you see somebody who just got out of a shelter go from 4 bare walls to a home you know you are on the right road.

Posted by Bill at December 7, 2015 9:55 AM

Sorry about the double pos

Posted by Bill at December 7, 2015 9:56 AM



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Posted by tinyurl.com at December 9, 2015 2:28 AM

As Mr Boustany said: to SERVE Families in need.

Excuse me, but wasn't involuntary servitude outlawed back in the 19th century? Why indeed do we take money from hard working people and give it to others? I do not live to serve others, except as encountered in a voluntary exchange. In-voluntary, as in forced at the point of a weapon by IRS stooges, is called slavery in some circles.
Obviously, I am taking this to the extreme, but where in the Constitution is the power to force me to give the fruits of my labor to someone else?
Un-forced, fine by me. Forced, not so much

Posted by tomw at December 9, 2015 5:19 AM